Tag Archives: Anna Karenina

Rant – What the hell, Academy?

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced last Thursday, and the internet immediately went into overdrive. Where were the nominations for Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson? What about The Hunt and Marion Cotillard’s Rust and Bone? My nomination predictations are here, and now I get to go on a rant and ask What the hell, Academy? And also give my predictions as to who will win the major categories.

Warning: contains hyperbole.

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Cinema Review – Savages

Pot dealers Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and Ben (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) take on the might of a Mexican cartel, but don’t take into account that their shared girlfriend O (Blake Lively) could be the element in their lives that leads them into war. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Anna Karenina

Anna (Keira Knightley), the wife of a staid and prim government official (Jude Law) journeys from St. Petersburg to Moscow to convince her brother’s wife Dolly (Kelly McDonald) to forgive Oblonsky (Matthew McFadyen) for his cheating ways. In a cruel twist of fate, it is there that Anna meets Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and embarks on an affair that will prove dangerous for all involved. Continue reading

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